Heart Pin Keep in Leather, Velvet & Mother of Pearl c1885
Dating to the 19thC, this heart shaped pin keep has dark chocolate leather to the front and rear, and milk chocolate velvet along the sides where the pins were kept. The front is inlaid in a mother of pearl design, Oriental motif. A multi-level Asian house has a weeping willow tree standing behind. The house is built on the water's edge and is reflected in the water. Both the willow and the water are painted on with gilding, while the house is a mother of pearl mosaic inlaid in the leather. Intensely detailed artwork on a simple sewing tool. 2 1/2" X 1 7/8" Free USPS Priority shipping for USA addresses.